Dogs + Characteristics

  • Cheerful and highly active, Norwegian Buhunds form strong bonds with their families, and they love to snuggle and give kisses. They need plenty of exercise and stimulation, and love to play.

  • The Norwegian Elkhound may look threatening, but he can be a sweetie-pie to his people. Threaten those people, however, and this medium-sized, ancient Nordic breed is fully capable of acting as intimidating as he looks.

  • Lundehunds are very loving and playful; they form strong bonds, and prefer their own family to any other people. They are also curious and intelligent so they need plenty of engaging toys, and do well at agility training.

  • You wanna make something of it? The tiny Norwich Terrier does! This scrappy, feisty, but totally adorable little wire-haired terrier with the prick ears has courage ten times his size. At home, he is all play and mischief, with a great sense of humor and an independent streak that can make training a challenge, but terrier lovers cannot resist his classic terrier attitude.

  • The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, affectionately called a Toller by her fans, is a recent addition to American Kennel Club activities. A high-energy dog, the are affectionate and outgoing.

  • Well-bred Old English Sheepdogs are placid, adaptable individuals who are loving and loyal to their chosen people. These big, lovable dogs can be just the ticket for active households whose members do not mind spending a lot of time tending the tresses of their canine companions.

  • Nobody has ever accused the Otterhound of primping and preening. She is a come-as-you-are kind of dog, with casual good looks and a laid-back personality.

  • With its big fringed ears flowing in the breeze like pretty wings, it is easy to see why the Papillon is named after a butterfly, but the Pap also has the lightness, grace, and delicate beauty of its winged namesake.

  • The Parson Russell Terrier, or PRT, epitomizes feistiness. He is confident, fearless, alert, and happy. His liveliness can be a lot of fun in an active household with experienced dog owners.

  • The Pekingese will worship you, but they won't admit it. They'd rather have you believe they run things and have their own perfectly intelligent ideas.

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